Monday, 12 March 2012

Inside Out - Book Review

Inside Out (Insider #1)
by Maria V. Snyder

What is it about:
Keep Your Head Down.
Don't Get Noticed.
Or Else.

I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own…until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution.

What did I think of it:
I really love Snyder's Fantasy books, so that's why I decided to give this Dystopian Young Adult story a try.

And it's a very cool read!

The Dystopian setting is really intriguing and I liked Trella from the start, even though she's a bit of a loner. There were several interesting other characters as well. The writing was pleasant and I enjoyed the story.

I must confess I saw some events coming from miles away though, but it didn't spoil the book for me. The writing, characters and the action easily kept the story interesting without the added suspense that would have been there if I hadn't seen where things would lead to.

I will keep my eyes out for the sequel 'Outside In', because I got a feeling what will happen next and if it does that would make for another cool story.

Why should you read it:
It's a cool Dystopian YA without too much teenage angsting.

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Amy said...

Great review! I really need to check this one out, I keep hearing nice things about it. Now I know I have too! Thank you for sharing! :)

Mel said...

I loved Inside Out as well - there was such a different world created. Great review!

M.A.D. said...

Love dystopians and this sounds like something I need to get my mitts on ... thanks for the [as usual] terrific review, Sully!! ;D

Melliane said...

I was wondering about this book, we have it in french too but I think if I can I'll read it now too. You're right her world is always so interesting! thanks for the review.

Sullivan McPig said...

Thanks for your comments everyone.